Which "modern" cars rust badly?

Which "modern" cars rust badly?

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patmahe

5,505 posts

181 months

Tuesday 20th October 2009
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discoman said:
The few Nissan's we've had love to rust around the arches, sills etc
I'd second this, the sills in most of the bubble shaped Micras start to go, although not usually until they are about 12 years old which is acceptable on what was a cheap runabout.

Morningside

23,970 posts

206 months

Tuesday 20th October 2009
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patmahe said:
discoman said:
The few Nissan's we've had love to rust around the arches, sills etc
I'd second this, the sills in most of the bubble shaped Micras start to go, although not usually until they are about 12 years old which is acceptable on what was a cheap runabout.
My old Micra started to rot on the inner skin (did not know they were dual layer). Needed quite a bit of welding.

grumpyscot

1,212 posts

169 months

Thursday 22nd October 2009
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Volvo S40 1998 vintage - roof rusted merilly - even complete respray didn't fix it.

dhutch

10,745 posts

174 months

Tuesday 10th November 2009
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Reading this pretty shocking really.
- Im going to curse it now, but the pugs (w and v-reg 306's) have all been basicaly rust free all over. Few stiff suspention bolts and you would expect, but no pannel rust at all to speak of. The red ones hold there colour well too.


Daniel

catso

14,226 posts

244 months

Tuesday 10th November 2009
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My Wife had a Renault Megane Scenic on which the rear wheel arches rusted within 2-3 years, despite always being garaged overnight.

Baked_bean

1,849 posts

169 months

Tuesday 10th November 2009
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Rover metros/100

JB!

5,254 posts

157 months

Tuesday 10th November 2009
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Merc sprinters
mx-5's
mk3 golf
mk4 polo
corsa B
e36 bmws
mk1 sharan/alhambra/galaxy
merc vito

trickywoo

9,876 posts

207 months

Tuesday 10th November 2009
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MX 3 rust like bejesus on the underside

k-ink

9,070 posts

156 months

Tuesday 10th November 2009
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snuffle said:
Jaguar XK8s are failing on front floor pans and inner sills.
X types should be failing too, but thats just personal opinion.
I was talking to a specialist Jag mechanic and he said XK floors were awful, while the XJ's were fine (even older ones).

Waugh-terfall

18,488 posts

177 months

Tuesday 10th November 2009
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I sold my old 1993 Mazda 323 hatch in April with 54,000mi on the clock with not a single spot of rust anywhere. About a year or so prior the MOT man commented on how good it was underneath and if anything it needed more use!

danrc

2,676 posts

187 months

Tuesday 10th November 2009
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Honda Civic's - EG and EK shapes.

They all suffer badly on the back arches and the sills.

My MK2 golf has gone in the usual place of the filler cap - having a look underneith its no surprise, no inner arch liners allows mud to sit up there and rot the car inside out. Surprisingly enough the rest of the car is solid.

bodhi

7,568 posts

206 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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hora said:
Petemate said:
Agree regarding Ford KAs. Wife's Sportka is starting in the sill area, especially where the inner sills meet the floorpan. Our local MOT man has written off several KAs from this. The car is an 04 reg. My Rover Feb 2002 Rover 45 is rust-free save for the diagonal fold-over seams at the front of the floor - just some surface in the edge over about 6" each side which I've cleaned off and treated. But there is no rot anywhere - none at all. I know some older 400s rusted at the rear arches but this 45 is like it was brand new underneath. So I'll keep it for now! So it's a Rover - so what, it isn't going to fall apart under me. Some cars at only a few years old are frightening - is this the real throw-away society now?
Pete
Any pics/examples. Im kind of keen on a Ka as a runaround/second car now. However is there preventative work that you can carry out to avoid the rust starting?
Yes. Buy a Cinquecento instead smile

Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

162 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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TVRs!!!


Yes really!!!

chippy17

3,740 posts

220 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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so what we are saying here is basically all cars rust?!

chippy17

3,740 posts

220 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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hora said:
chippy17 said:
so what we are saying here is basically all cars rust?!
Agree. On the Ka's - yes OLDER ones rust around the fuel cap....but the key word is older.

According to one review - the sill rust is confined to older Ka's and Ford have a 6yr anti-perforation- warranty anyway????
the only car i have owned that I have not seen rust coming or had to sort it out was an Impreza, my E36 M3 is going to have to go in at some point

a colleagues Audi A6 rust all over the boot lid and front arches etc etc

Dave_ST220

10,107 posts

182 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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Matthew_Eames said:
Fords, never seem to have solved it.
My Mk1 Mondeo has just started to rust on the rear arches-not bad for 14 years old. They then went onto clinched flange design which had lots of problems early on & would rust after 2-3 years!! IIRC the same issue that Mercedes had.

Save Ferris

2,589 posts

190 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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hora said:
chippy17 said:
so what we are saying here is basically all cars rust?!
Agree. On the Ka's - yes OLDER ones rust around the fuel cap....but the key word is older.

According to one review - the sill rust is confined to older Ka's and Ford have a 6yr anti-perforation- warranty anyway????
Had a '52 plate KA come in to work the other day as a PX, that had rust around the fuel cap.

robm3

4,829 posts

204 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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My e46 M3 53 plate was forming rust bubbles in the top of the door panels under the wing mirrors back in 2007.
Was gutting as the rest of the car was immaculate.

Paint on the alloy's on BMW's tend to peel on the inside after 2-3 years (I'm sad and clean the inside of the wheel as well). All my BMW's have had this happen including M3, M3 CSL and 6 Series

Flying Toilet

3,621 posts

188 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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hora said:
chippy17 said:
so what we are saying here is basically all cars rust?!
Agree. On the Ka's - yes OLDER ones rust around the fuel cap....but the key word is older.

According to one review - the sill rust is confined to older Ka's and Ford have a 6yr anti-perforation- warranty anyway????
If it's any help, I have a 02 plate Ka to go to work in (60 mile round trip) and it has one scab of rust on the inside of the passenger door and thats it. I think if you keep them clean and give them some care they are ok...

I have seen some though that are shocking.

N444THE

54 posts

169 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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My friends 2002 5 series had sizeable rust bubbles on the roof and the rear arches.